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A fifth of world's reptile species deemed threatened with extinction
Hindustan Times | 02/05/2022 09:39 AM | Click to read full article
About a fifth of reptile species - from the Galapagos tortoises to the Komodo dragon, from West Africa's rhinoceros viper to India's gharial - are threatened with extinction.
The research came on Wednesday in the first comprehensive global status assessment for reptiles. The study examined 10,196 reptile species including turtles, crocodilians, lizards, snakes, and the tuatara.